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Nihil's Journal
Nihil's Journal
January 10, 2013

That is just obscene ...

> Bluefin tuna frozen at -60C now could be sold in several years' time for astronomical sums
> if Atlantic bluefin becomes commercially extinct as forecast, a result of the near free-for-all
> enjoyed by the tuna fleet.

Mitsubishi are actually making a business plan that not only ensures Atlantic bluefin
will become "commercially" extinct by deliberate over-fishing but relies on this fact
so that their stored plunder will make a phenomenal profit.

There are no words to describe that level of base greed without invoking the usually
over-played adjective "evil".

January 4, 2013

Spot on - "a choiceless choice" due to the nature of our belief in exceptionalism

> Because we are so invested in our 10,000 year old story of human exceptionalism,
> we will not make any choice that might result in such a decline.

> Without fossil fuels we can't maintain our existing population or the civilization that
> supports us. We need that much energy to support this level of organization and
> activity for this many people. Without fossil fuel we would have only 13% of the energy
> we currently enjoy - assuming we could even maintain industrial-scale hydro and
> nuclear power without oil or gas.

> So what do we do? Well, we probably just muddle along doing whatever we think
> might be useful, as we usually do.

Three excellent points there (albeit re-arranged from your original order).

"We" (i.e., the leaders of the nations in our global society) will deliberately choose
not to take appropriate action to reduce or offset the medium-term future crash
because of the risk of losing money and/or power in the very short term.

"We" will justify this pathetic inaction - ironically wasting even more resources
with each pointless exotic jolly for petty politicians - by thinly-disguised prayers
to the gods of "economy", "progress" and "future technology" whilst knowing full well
that every deferral, every obstacle, every call for "additional studies" not only brings
the crunch point closer (by maintaining BAU) but makes the pain more intense
and longer-lasting (by avoiding preparation).

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